When the weather is pleasant, I am all about wearing high-waist shorts, pretty floral dresses, sexy mini skirts and the works. This summer, I embarked on a fitness journey with a special focus on my legs so that I could wear my shorter numbers with the confidence of a superstar. Through this journey, I experimented with many regimes and exercise styles to find the ones that worked the best. Today, I present to you: three effective exercises for stunning skirt-worthy legs!
The Chair Squat
This is a great exercise for ladies who are still at the start of their fitness journey. All you need is a chair and yourself! Start by standing with your back facing the chair and your feet shoulder width apart. Now, tighten your abdominal muscles and slowly lower your booty towards the chair, stopping right before you can sit down. Raise your body back to its original position. Start with two sets of twenty repetitions and up the ante as your thighs become stronger.
The Basic Lunge
If you want your bikini body in place before the next summer is here, you had better add lunges to your workout routine. While this exercise is rather simple, it is absolutely important that you have the right posture and technique so that you don’t strain your muscles. Start in the standing position. Hold your upper body straight, push your shoulders back and keep your chin up. Now, step forward with one leg and lower your hips until your knees form a ninety-degree angle. Your forward knee should be right above your ankle, not pushed out beyond it, and the other knee should not touch the floor. Now, use your heels to push yourself back up into the starting position. When you feel comfortable with this technique, you can start adding weights to the routine.
The Leg Lift
This exercise might seem really easy at first, but once you feel the burn, you will know how hard it really is! You will need a chair for this. Start by standing upright and facing the chair. Let’s start with your right leg – lift your knee upward and place your heel on the chair. Now, raise your heel (and therefore leg) off the seat until you feel your quadriceps stretch. While your right leg is still in the air, bend your left leg slightly and then straighten it. Start with two sets of fifteen repetitions for each leg and add more as you get used to it.
Ladies, adhere to these three exercises like the gospel and you will start to notice changes within a fortnight. As they say – “train like a beast, look like a beauty!”